With adventure, food, and wildlife like no other, here are some of the many reasons to visit South Africa.
A visit to Cape Town would be incomplete with a trip up the famous Table Mountain which reaches a height of 1085m at its highest point, and has a flat broad surface allowing it to appear as a ‘table’ from certain angles. The views over the mother city starts the minute you step into the state of the art cableway. The floor of the 65 passenger cablecar rotates 360 degrees on the ascent/descent which takes 10 minutes to reach the summit/base travelling at a speed of 10m per second. Undeniably, the best views over the Cape are to be taken in from this natural landmark mountain which allows all parts of Cape Town to be seen at once in all magnificence.
Kruger National Park
The largest game reserve in South Africa, the Kruger National Park is larger than Israel. The Kruger Park is a remarkable reserve offering an incredible experience of Africa at its most wild. The central region of the park supports nearly half the parks lion population as well as numbers of leopard, hyena and cheetah. Possibly the main reason for this is the quantity of sweet grasses and abundant browsing trees found in this area that support large groups of antelope, giraffe, Zebra and wildebeest. What you can witness in the far northern region of the park is extraordinary – the knocking sand frog, a collection of bats, nocturnal bushpig, and the rare Sharpe’s Grysbok. There are also Samango Monkey’s, packs of endangered wild dog, and the major water pans are a good place to sight tropical warm-water fish.
Gold Reef City Theme Park
Gold Reef City, Johannesburg’s leading destination for family entertainment, offers something for everyone with its winning combination of fun, fantasy and history. From traditional mine dancing, to Jozi’s story of gold, from Choreographed bird shows to street entertainers, and from adrenalin-pumping rides to Africa’s only 4D theatre, the theme park offers a variety of attractions that no other venue in Africa can match.
Garden Route Wine Estates
The garden route produces some fantastic wines. The cool, wet winters and temperate summers make for the perfect conditions in which to cultivate a range of red, white and rose wines. Popular wine farms include Jakkalsvlei Vineyards in the Langeberg Mountains, Bramon Wine Estate in The Crags, and The Herold Wine in George. Being so centrally situated, these wine farms allow visitors to experience the wonders of the flavours produced in this area without having to travel out of the way.
North West Province
You will find many Hot Air Balloon experiences in the North West Province. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity as you watch the sunrise above the horizon. The silence is broken only by the sounds of the burners. Toast the landing with a glass of champagne or orange juice to celebrate your flight, and then enjoy a full breakfast at a local venue.